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Piotr W.

Subj: I made a friend in Indonesia who had that problem with Silat.
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 04:39:37 pm CDT (Viewed 539 times)
Reply Subj: Anyone here with martial arts experience?
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 07:26:49 am CDT (Viewed 704 times)

> I'm asking, because about a month ago I started training taekwondo and, uhm, I'm beginning to wonder whether I'm not trying to bite more than I can chew...
> I always knew martial arts are tough thing to train. Still, I didn't realize that such a activity could be *so* tough - at least, for me. I freely admit that I wasn't very good at sports in the past. I got some really terrible grades in sports during highschool - and I've stopped working out regularly about 7 years ago. Still... I'm surprised at the level of my own ineptitude during those taekwondo trainings. My flexibility sucks, I can't coordinate my moves at all - and I have this slight fear about hurting either myself, or the people I train with. And yes, I'm attending the beginner level class - still, everybody else in the class seem to be way ahead of me.
> I don't know, maybe I'm just too old to start with such a sport (I'm 29)? Or maybe there are people who are just not born with capability to learn such things - and I happen to be one of them?
> Any advice or experiences you could share?

Maybe hand to hand/close quarter combat training would be something to try.No fancy kicks,just techniques from those styles to defend yourself.
I'd rather master a few techniques/stances in a few months,than have
to train for years to master one,that may not be right for me.

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